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ID Green spider! Solved: Peucetia viridis

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Offline Petrea

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« on: November 08, 2014, 18:49 PM »
Hola spider-fans!

Here is one for you: this green spider was sitting om the ceiling of my terrace last week. The body was about 1½ cm long.

saludos
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« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 13:53 PM by Petrea »
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 11:05 AM »
It looks like a tent spider but no idea what species....
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 00:28 AM »
Or a lynx spider of some sort?

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 12:58 PM »
Hmm, perhaps a hybrid!   :technodevil:

There was no web, where this critter was sitting. It only stayed for a day or so. Perhaps the gekko got him her!  :biggrin:
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 13:53 PM by Petrea »
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 12:19 PM »
As SteveT suggested, this is a lynx spider Peucetia viridis. Family Oxyopidae.

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 13:52 PM »
OK, I´ll go for that then. The photos I found previously seem to have been of males, which have got a more rounded body, and this is a female. Apparently the largest lynx spider in Spain.

It confused me for some moments that there is also a Peucetia viridans!  :speechless:

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« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 18:04 PM by Petrea »
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Offline Rickyjose

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 23:52 PM »
Peucetia viridis is the one we have here in Spain, P. viridans is her American cousin.